Disc News: Vincent Price Scares Blu-ray

Vincent Price joined the icons of horror in the ’60s thanks to Roger Corman and Edgar Allen Poe. Price had already had a long career when he joined Corman for Fall of the House of Usher, American International Pictures first color production. The film quickly became a smash and AIP did what it did best: turn trio into a genre. The Price-Corman-Poe films became classy scares at drive-in theaters around the country. Some of the best of that period along with a few other films Vincent Price made for AIP are coming out in high definition in The Vincent Price Collection due out on October 22. These six films have Vincent at his spookiest including the charmingly deranged The Abominable Dr. Phibes. The folks at Scream Factory have uncovered a ghoulish batch of bonus features including Vincent Price talking about the various films. This promises to be one of the highlights of this year’s Spooky Season. Here’s the press release from Scream Factory:

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THE VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION

Featuring the first-ever Blu-ray™ movie presentation of

FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (1960), THE HAUNTED PALACE (1963), THE MASQUE OF RED DEATH (1964), THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM (1961), WITCHFINDER GENERAL (1968) And THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES (1971)

IN STORES EVERYWHERE ON OCTOBER 22, 2013 FROM SHOUT! FACTORY

On OCTOBER 22, classic film aficionados, horror fans and collectors will relish the 4-Disc Blu-ray™ release of THE VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION from SCREAM FACTORY. An essential collection for every home entertainment library, this extraordinary collector’s set brings together SIX Vincent Price masterpiece classics, featuring the first-ever Blu-ray movie presentation of FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER (1960), THE HAUNTED PALACE (1963), THE MASQUE OF RED DEATH (1964), THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM (1961), WITCHFINDER GENERAL (1968) and THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES (1971). Brimming with a bevy of chilling bonus content including interviews with producer/director Roger Corman, audio commentaries, original theatrical trailers, still galleries and archival materials, this Blu-ray collection also includes a 24-page Collector’s book.

***Avid fans and collectors please take note: those who order THE VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION from ScreamfactoryDVD.com will receive exclusive 18″x24″ poster featuring the newly commissioned artwork! Only available while supplies last.***

Pre-order now at the Shout Factory web site.

THE VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION Bonus Content

FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER

•Vintage and rare Introduction and final words from Vincent Price

•Audio Commentary with Roger Corman

•Vincent Price Retrospective Commentary with author Lucy Chase Williams featuring Pitor Michael as the voice of Vincent Price

•Audio interview with Vincent Price by historian David Del Valle

•Theatrical Trailer

•Still Gallery

THE HAUNTED PALACE

•Vintage and rare Introduction and final words from Vincent Price

•Audio Commentary by author Lucy Chase Williams (The Complete Films of Vincent Price) and Richard Heft

•Audio Commentary by author Tom Weaver

•A Change of Poe- an interview with director Roger Corman

•Theatrical Trailer

•Still Gallery

THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

•Vintage and rare Introduction and final words from Vincent Price

•Audio Commentary by author Steve Haberman (Silent Screams: The History of the Silent Horror Film)

•Interview with Roger Corman

•Theatrical Trailer

•Still Gallery

THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM

•Vintage and rare Introduction and final words from Vincent Price

•Rare Prologue

•Audio Commentary with Roger Corman

•Theatrical Trailer

•Still Gallery

WITCHFINDER GENERAL

•Vintage and rare Introduction and final words from Vincent Price

•Audio Commentary with producer Philip Waddilove and actor Ian Ogilvy

•Witchfinder General: Michael Reeves’ Horror Classic

•Vintage Interview with Vincent Price conducted by film historian David Del Valle (1987)

•Vincent and Victoria: an Interview with Victoria Price

•Theatrical Trailer

•Additional Vincent Price Theatrical Trailers

•Still Gallery

THE ABOMINABLE DR. PHIBES

•Audio Commentary with director Robert Fuest

•Audio Commentary with author Justin Humphreys (Names You Never Remember, With Faces You Never Forget)

•Introductory Price: Undertaking “The Vincent Price Gothic Horrors”

•Theatrical Trailer

•Still Gallery

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